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CLAW – Universal motorcycle tailbag

4.79 out of 5


The Claw is the improved version of the universal luggage system that is compatible with almost all motorcycles (comes with an external rain cover).

Note: Plastic fittings and colour of the raincovers may change without prior notice

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CLAW – Universal motorcycle tailbag

Launched in 2013 as India’s first hybrid tail + saddle bag, Claw is our most popular bag in India and internationally. With a 72L capacity, this universal luggage system carries enough for a 2-3 week trip (if you pack right!) and works on almost all motorcycles. Using the MOLLE loop system and compression straps, you can choose to add on a 2/3 person camping tent, a sleeping bag or the POD 12L/ POD 22L expanders to better organize & separate out your stuff. The bag comes with an external rain cover and a detachable shoulder belt.


Designed for:

All motorcycles including 

  • Royal Enfield Himalayan, Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 350, Royal Enfield TB 350, Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500, Royal Enfield Meteor 350, Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
  • Bajaj Dominar 250, Bajaj Dominar 400, Bajaj  NS 200, Bajaj Avenger, Pulsar RS200
  • KTM Duke 250, KTM Duke 390, KTM ADV 250, KTM ADV 390
  • Hero XPulse 200
  • Honda H’Ness CB 350, Honda Hornet 2.0, Honda CB200X
  • Yamaha R3, Yamaha R15, Yamaha FZ 25
  • TVS Apache RR310
  • Kawasaki Ninja 650, Ninja 300
  • Suzuki Gixxer SF250, Suzuki Gixxer SF150

If you would like to check suitability for your specific bike model, drop us an email on or post on the Q&A and we will get back to you in 24-48 hours. 


  • Main compartment with wide top U-opening for easy packing and access
  • Large No 8 zipper which is easy to grab and operate for opening & closing of the main compartment with riding gloves
  • 2 side pockets to carry fuel, tools, bottles, or other quick-access items – capacity is big enough to take a 5L jerry can
  • 1 easy access zipper pocket on the top to keep bike papers, wallet, maps or other small/flat items etc.
  • 1 inside mesh zipper pocket to keep memory cards or other small items
  • 2 MOLLE webbing straps to add on whatever you need in a modular fashion – tents/ sleeping bags or tripods
  • 2 compression straps on top of the bag that lets you cinch down additional luggage if you wish to increase capacity with the POD 12L or POD 22L expanders. The compression straps also hold your luggage snugly in place especially when the bag is not fully packed.
  • Original 3M Reflectosafe tape on rear and sides for added visibility in low light conditions
  • Bottom bumpers secured to the bottom to protect the bag fabric from abrasion when placed on the ground
  • External Raincover constructed from a single fabric piece for superior waterproofing with reflective sticker for additional visibility

Materials & Durability:

  • Tough high-denier fabric exterior for extreme durability
  • Soft plush interior lining in gray color for better visibility of packed items
  • Triple stitch on all joints for improved strength
  • Foam padding on all sides for better shape retention
  • Tough, long-lasting plastic reinforcement on corners
  • Original YKK pullers, sliders & zipper tape for extra durability and smooth operation on all zips
  • Original 3MTM ScotchliteTM reflective tape for long lasting visibility in low light conditions
  • Strong, tear-resistant polyester webbing used all through
  • Bar tacked at all stress points for added reinforcement


Carrying & handling:

  • Removable shoulder strap for easy movement off the bike
  • 2 side grab handles for adjusting the bag during mounting or removing the bag easily when unmounting



  • Specially chosen mount positions for better stress distribution with higher dual side adjustment to reduce forward lean
  • 4 Point anchoring system makes it a breeze to load and unload 
  • One strap goes under the tail lamp to prevent the bag from sliding forward
  • Two straps loop through the rear footpeg stays to secure the bag in place
  • Simple Double-D ring mounting and does not require any additional stays/racks

IMPORTANT NOTE to adjust the webbing length as per the mounting requirements for your specific bike model

  1. First, secure the double D-Ring and mark the webbing after 4-5 inches
  2. Cut the rest of the extra webbing 
  3. Burn the edges of the cut part of the webbing to stop it from fraying off.

These steps are necessary to avoid the extra webbing from getting caught up in the chain.


  • Capacity ~72 liters
  • Weight 1.9 kg
  • Dimensions Long edge: 69 cm, Wide edge: 35 cm, Height: 41 cm
  • Tough, tear resistant 1200D x 1200D outer fabric with PVC coating
  • 150D x 150D inner lining
  • 68D x 68D raincover fabric 
  • YKKTM pullers, YKKTM sliders and YKKTM zipper chain
  • 3MTM ScotchliteTM 8906 silver fabric trim reflective tape (RA=500 cd/lux/m2)
  • Fittings from an ISO 9001 certified vendor


  • Claw Tailbag – 1 no
  • External Raincover – 1 no
  • Removable Shoulder Belt – 1 no



We offer a 1 year warranty against material or workmanship defects. Please read our warranty policy for more details.



ViaTerra products are built to last and we would love for you to use them for a really long time. In case of an unfortunate fall or incident (like a rat chewing a corner – yes, it happened!), we are happy to repair/ replace the damaged parts at a reasonable charge. Click here to learn more about our repair support.

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14 reviews for CLAW – Universal motorcycle tailbag

  1. 5 out of 5


    Very brilliant product. Superb built quality. Very rough and tough. I had doubts about it fitting on my fz25 pillion seat but it did fit very well. Have to tighten once in a while but no big deal. Overall very good product. Side pockets are big enough to fit 5 ltr Jerry can. Lot of space in main compartment to carry all your stuff. Saves a lot time during tours regarding loading and unloading from motorcycle and trust me it’s a big relief. A big thumbs up for Claw?

  2. 5 out of 5

    Dr Surojit

    Thanks to all of you at Viaterra for this awesome product. The Claw is just awesome for a 7day ride. This fixes well to your bike and the quality of the bag is just awesome.
    If you are looking for a good quality saddle bag look nowhere but here only.
    The only problem is the availability.
    Thanks again

    • Alex Joseph

      Thank you so much for your kind words. The reason for unavailability in the last few months was because we have shifted our office and the manufacturing unit to a new city which has slowed our production for all the right reasons. We are doing our best to get back to business as usual in few months.

  3. 3 out of 5


    I purchased directly from vaterra (big mistake). The unit they supplied, the finish is simply unacceptable. After filling the bag it is crumpled and due to faulty switching, tension is very high in certain points, i believe the bag is going to tear from those points. Replacement is big issue, i have to satisfy them about the making issue of the unit. Place is ample. Zippers are good. 5ltr jerrican not yet tried. Fixing the bag is simple, one may consider using two bungees also to make the bag absolutely fix, rain cover looks good. If you need to purchase vaterra purchase from their shops/dealers or from amazon.

    • Alex Joseph

      Hello Gaurab,
      We are really sorry to hear this. We had replied to your email asking what the issue was but didn’t get any reply yet. We genuinely want to help resolve the issue if there is any, but unless you tell us what the issue is we will not be able to do much. It does not help us in any way to have a unsatisfied customer. So we request you to reply to our email explaining what the issue is.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Rohit Kulkarni

    Last month after a through research, I decided to go with “The Claw” for my motorcycle rides. I used saddle bags earlier and I wasn’t happy with it at all. The Claw is the perfect tail bag for your rides, is what I can say from my personal experience. I really had an amazing experience with it, easy to mount and un-mount, the material used is of superior quality, has a sturdy fix on the motorcycle, hassle free fixtures. On the whole a product worth buying.
    Thank You Viaterra for the product and a quick delivery as well.

  5. 5 out of 5


    Only one word – amazing.

    I have been using the viaterra claw since last five years. The claw has been the trusted companion for all my long rides.

    The bag is very well made and sturdy. It is going strong even after five years.

    The claw is big, i mean really big. You can dump in whatever amount of luggage in it and it will accommodate all. On one of my five days ride, i put in a two people tent, sleeping bag, pair of sports shoes, pair of floaters, winter clothes, tool kit and of course regular clothes. And it took it all in. No complaints.

  6. 5 out of 5


    Endless capacity , very easy and strong fastening makes it steady on the passengers seat. ……enjoying it every trip.

  7. 5 out of 5


    Worth every penny of your purchase !! Just wow 🙂

    Product quality:

    I recently went out for a tailbag shopping and did a impulsive buy of this viaterra tail bag claw. Trust me the reason for impulsive buy was the first look and feel of the product. The quality is so tough and rigid that it feels like a rough and tuff no compromise product. The stitchings are so neat and professionally done. Quality of the zips are very good and easily accessible even wearing your riding gloves. All the straps and buckles are up to the mark . I do not see compromise In quality anywhere or any corner of the bag.


    The mounting is made so simple . You can stop worrying about the multiple ropes which we used to tie on our bikes. 3 basic mounts ( tail lamp , left side back foot rest and right side back foot rest ) does the job very well. I have ridden for 2000km and the bag did not even tilt or change its position a inch . Ensure you do proper weight distribution while loading the bag.

    Capacity :
    62litres is like just amazing. It doesn’t look big when you see it , but the depth at both ends are huge. You can easily carry luggage for a 10 day trip along with a sleeping bag mounted on the top using the buckles.
    Arranging the luggage inside has to be properly done. Trust me the capacity is huge !!!

    Overall :

    If you are looking for a tailbag in the range of 3 to 4k , do not have a second thought.
    Go for Viaterra claw 2017 tail bag.

    I would love to see upgraded versions of these !!!

  8. 5 out of 5


    Firstly, my sincere apologies for being so late in reviewing this amazing luggage system. It has been years now that I have been using the Claw (1st gen).

    When I first saw the bag, my impression was that it was a little too small for my luggage. But once I unpacked it and started packing things inside, the space seemed to be virtually infinite. My first trip with the Claw was of 14 days and it was a breeze packing my stuff in it and still had space left for more. Since then, it was the only luggage companion that I have been relying upon and it has been more than enough for all that I needed to carry with me on my trips. The Claw has not only been my luggage companion, it has also served as a backrest, a makeshift armchair, a little too bulgy pillow and even a makeshift dinner table on my tours!


    The materials used for manufacturing the bag is absolutely top of the line. Zippers are super smooth in function even after several years of use. Each and every belt, buckle, mounting strap and other fitment is at the right place and is of superb quality. Even after years of rugged use, the Claw feels like brand new.


    The mounting system built into this bag is more than easy to use. The best part is that the mounting system is not bike specific which makes it universal to use with virtually any bike. The straps used are very robust and are positioned perfectly to keep the bag in position even on the worst roads that one can imagine.

    ViaTerra Support:

    I have been saving the best for last. A couple of years back I had a terrible crash and the Claw was damaged at 3-4 places and one of the mounting straps was ripped off. The bag was completely unusable. I contacted ViaTerra for a possible repair of the bag. I was amazed the way Alex and team handled the repair process from beginning to end. The bag was repaired in just 4 days and returned to me in little over a week. It felt completely new out of the factory. Hats off ViaTerra!


    So far, the only point that I found is that with the repair work. The mounting straps had Velcro fasteners at the end to keep the straps from flapping. When the bag came back to me from the repair, the Velcro on the replacement strap was missing but then it’s just nitpicking for the sake of nitpicking 😀 😛

    Kudos to team ViaTerra for such amazing products and an even better customer support behind the scenes. As I have kept on saying, you were and will always be my luggage partner in the coming days of my riding life. Thank you ViaTerra!

  9. 5 out of 5


    Love the build quality of tailbag, looks sturdy. Very convenient shape for mounting on the rear seat.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sunil Yadav

    An awesome product for any tourer to choose on. A sturdy bag with superbly built quality. At first I thought it to be a small tail bag which can help me carry hardly 2-3 days luggage. But I was really surprised to see that the tail bag to be so huge, that I can easily carry luggage for nearly 10 days or so. I really wanna thank Via Terra for such an awesome product. Many people have said good and bad for this bag over many social media platforms. I just didn’t know if I had to choose this but I was ready to take a risk. But now I’m so happy for the decision that I made and the service that Via terra gives to its customer. The call before the delivery of the product was really unexpected. The way they make sure of the customers intension in buying by checking in advance if the bag is compatible with the need of the customer and their bikes just made me satisfied even before the product reached me. The delivery was super fast that it reached me in 2 days from the day I received the call from Via terra support.

    Overall the service and the product are just amazing and must try on.

  11. 4 out of 5


    Order No: 22937

    I got my Claw 2017 tail bag on Nov 20, 2020 and fair to say it’s been a tension free ride on my Honda CBR 250 R from that time of not thinking about our luggage during our rides.
    It fits perfectly to my bike, also the rain liner which was provided both External and internal serves his job top class as I rode my bike on heavy rain close to 100 kilometers and things which I kept inside were super dry “KUDOS” to ViaTerra.
    However on the down side I found that the rear strap which we used to tie it the tail doesn’t work as supposed to which is been shown on this video ( as the button on the left side strap can’t be pulled In and Out of the D-ring , so we have u use the other side strap to remove in order to remove it from bike or to tighten it.
    The 2 sides bottom portions can be made of different material for us to wipe any mud easily which gets stuck during rainy season E.g.: may be a smooth surface, although the external rain liner covers it partially.

  12. 5 out of 5


    I have used the Viterra claw bag for my chickmanglore. It was very spacious where I could easily carry all the required items which are necessary for the ride. It has 2 side pockets where I could store water bottles. Which I was able to access with ease. The rain cover which was provided with the claw bag did not allow a single drop of water to enter into the bag. The material used for this bag is very durable. As it is very easy to carry as it has a sling it is also detachable. I would definitely recommend this product. It is value for money as well.

  13. 5 out of 5


    So I have been using the first-gen Claw on my Classic 350 since 2016. I was looking for my first saddlebag/tailbag and a lot of biking forums suggested the universal Claw and I got mine in-store.

    Being a noob, it was pretty interesting to see how the Claw could take everything I threw at it and inside it. Bike luggage can be confusing and nightmarish for new riders , but the Viaterra team’s YouTube videos made it super easy to learn to mount and set up the bag.

    A couple of overnight rides with the Claw and I was already beginning to feel that this is the best value for money purchase I had made for my touring needs.

    The true test of the Claw was when for two years in a row my friends borrowed it for their Ladakh rides. Their feedback was positive, and the third year was when I took it to Ladakh myself. This thing is a beast! The quality of materials used, the thoughtful construction , pockets, storage methodology and most of all ease of mounting and removing…it is certainly a product made by bikers for bikers. At the end of a long day’s ride, the last thing you want is to be struggling for oxygen and at the same time fumbling and fiddling with straps and cords and bungees and lugging the bag to your tent/room. Three straps. On and off in less than two minutes. What more can you ask for?

    Later versions of the Claw came with worthwhile upgrades and while they are cool, I am happy to continue using my Claw for as many years as I can. I can cram anything into it for a day or for a 15-day ride. Without any worries.

    I am not the kind to write reviews but this is something truly worth it and I would recommend this 100/100 to ann new bikers out there looking for a beast of a tailbag. Cheers to Viaterra!

  14. 5 out of 5


    I recently used the Claw on my trip to Zanskar and Ladakh.

    It’s a brilliant tail bag and is very easy & quick to mount. The Claw has enough space to hold luggage for a 15-day trip. The side pockets have enough space to hold a 5-L jerry can or almost all of your tools & spares.

    The rain cover that comes with it is also a snug fit and covers the bag completely.

    And like every product from Viaterra, the quality is top-notch.

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Questions and answers of the customers

    Is it compatible with the 2021 Ninja 650 ?
  1. QIs it compatible with the 2021 Ninja 650 ?
    Asked by Abhishek on June 6, 2022 6:03 PM
    A Yes, it is a compatible fit.
  2. Should this bag be mounted on the seat, or can it be mounted securely on the top plate?
  3. QShould this bag be mounted on the seat, or can it be mounted securely on the top plate?
    Asked by Ravi on May 28, 2022 9:08 AM
    A The Claw should be mounted on the pillion seat, We would strongly suggest against mounting the bag ... Read more
  4. does this bag suitable for APACHE RR310
  5. Qdoes this bag suitable for APACHE RR310
    Asked by punit on May 11, 2022 3:19 PM
    A Yes, it is a suitable fit for the Apache RR310.
  6. Does it fit right on xpulse 200? I'm concerned about the bag touching the exhaust
  7. QDoes it fit right on xpulse 200? I'm concerned about the bag touching the exhaust
    Asked by Adi on April 24, 2022 11:06 AM
    A Yes, it does fit the Xpulse 200, we would recommend to fill the bag adequately to avoid sagging &am... Read more
  8. I have a thunderbird 350 , bs4 model , so can I use this bag ? And will I have any problem mounting... Read more
  9. QI have a thunderbird 350 , bs4 model , so can I use this bag ? And will I have any problem mounti...... Read more
    Asked by IndraHazra on April 9, 2022 11:51 AM
    A Hi, Yes the Claw Universal can be fitted on the thunderbird 350 , bs4 model and there will be no pr... Read more

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